Anant Ambani pre-wedding photos: Rihanna and Mark Zuckerberg among the stars at the Indian billionaire heir's celebrations



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Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Ivanka Trump were among the international dignitaries who traveled to India to attend the extravagant wedding of billionaire heir Anant Ambani. Pre-wedding partywhich concluded on Sunday.

Featuring performances by pop star Rihanna and magician David Blaine, the three-day celebration welcomed around 1,200 guests from Silicon Valley, Bollywood and beyond, with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Shah Rukh Khan among the many Indian celebrities pictured.

Ambani is the youngest son of Asia's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, whose fortune is estimated at $117 billion. According to Forbes. The 28-year-old works as a manager at an energy company run by Reliance, the Indian conglomerate founded by his grandfather.

Although Ambani and his 29-year-old girlfriend Radhika Merchant are not scheduled to tie the knot until July, he spared no expense in the lavish pre-wedding bash. 500 dishes were served to guests by about 100 chefs, according to Reuters, which saw a copy of the planning document provided to invitees.

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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and their daughter Arabella pose with the groom's father, billionaire Mukesh Ambani.

The weekend celebrations were held in Jamnagar in the western state of Gujarat, near Reliance's main oil refinery.

The city's airport, which usually handles fewer than 10 flights a day, reported an increase in activity. In a post dated X Saturday, airport authorities He said About 130 flights arrived for the ceremony.

Reuters said that chartered planes from New Delhi and Mumbai were provided to guests, as well as the services of hairdressers, make-up artists and fabricators.

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The Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Ambani family business, said weavers were deployed to produce “dream tapestry” for weddings, while visually impaired artisans were employed to make candles for guests.

The NGO added that a new Hindu temple complex is being built specifically for the wedding and will later be opened to the public.

On Wednesday, the Ambani family hosted a group dinner for more than 50,000 villagers.

Scroll down to see more photos from the festivities.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates attended with his partner Paula Hurd.

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Rihanna is on stage alongside the bride, groom, Ambani family members and other guests.

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Actor Ranveer Singh and his wife, actress Deepika Padukone.

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Actors Salman Khan, Ram Charan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan perform during the pre-wedding celebrations.

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Actor Saif Ali Khan, his wife, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, and their son Taimur Ali.

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Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani with his son Anant and wife Nita.

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Former Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali.

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Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant address guests during the pre-wedding celebrations.

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